Featured Children’s Health Articles
From the EHP Editors
Afzal et al. draw from the Children’s Environmental Health Network’s Blueprint to illustrate how leaders from different sectors of society can work together to provide healthy environments for children. Integration of political, economic, and social “homes of influence” is key to success. When all sectors work together to solve problems, schools and child care centers will be safer, transportation will be cleaner, and hazardous exposures will be prevented.
Brenda Afzal, Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, and Kristie Trousdale
Michael Firestone, Martha Berger, Brenda Foos, and Ruth Etzel
From the EHP Editors
Firestone et al. celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the U.S. EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection by showing how the Agency’s innovative research and regulatory support programs have reduced and prevented childhood exposures to hazardous substances such as lead. Now children’s unique vulnerabilities are considered in all of EPA’s regulatory actions. Through collaborations with the larger children’s health community, EPA is working to ensure that all children can live, work and play in safe and healthy environments where they can develop to their full potential.
Leonardo Trasande, Patrick Malecha, and Teresa M. Attina
Ann M. Vuong, Joseph M. Braun, Andreas Sjödin, Glenys M. Webster, Kimberly Yolton, Bruce P. Lanphear, and Aimin Chen
Franco Scinicariello and Melanie C. Buser
Carrie V. Breton, Jin Yao, Josh Millstein, Lu Gao, Kimberly D. Siegmund, Wendy Mack, Lora Whitfield-Maxwell, Fred Lurmann, Howard Hodis, Ed Avol, and Frank D. Gilliland
Christina Tischer, Fabian Weikl, Alexander J. Probst, Marie Standl, Joachim Heinrich, and Karin Pritsch
Su Hyun Park, Eunhee Ha, Young Sun Hong, and Hyesook Park
Current Children's Health Articles
Frederica P. Perera
Jason G. Su, Meredith A. Barrett, Kelly Henderson, Olivier Humblet, Ted Smith, James W. Sublett, LaQuandra Nesbitt, Chris Hogg, David Van Sickle, and James L. Sublett
Nelly D. Saenen, Karen Vrijens, Bram G. Janssen, Harry A. Roels, Kristof Y. Neven, Wim Vanden Berghe, Wilfried Gyselaers, Charlotte Vanpoucke, Wouter Lefebvre, Patrick De Boever, and Tim S. Nawrot
J. Michael Wright, Amanda Evans, John A. Kaufman, Zorimar Rivera-Núñez, and Michael G. Narotsky
Olena Gruzieva, Cheng-Jian Xu, Carrie V. Breton, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Josep M. Antó, Charles Auffray, Stéphane Ballereau, Tom Bellander, Jean Bousquet, Mariona Bustamante, Marie-Aline Charles, Yvonne de Kluizenaar, Herman T. den Dekker, Liesbeth Duijts, Janine F. Felix, Ulrike Gehring, Mònica Guxens, Vincent V.W. Jaddoe, Soesma A. Jankipersadsing, Simon Kebede Merid, Juha Kere, Ashish Kumar, Nathanael Lemonnier, Johanna Lepeule, Wenche Nystad, Christian Magnus Page, Sviatlana Panasevich, Dirkje Postma, Rémy Slama, Jordi Sunyer, Cilla Söderhäll, Jin Yao, Stephanie J. London, Göran Pershagen, Gerard H. Koppelman, and Erik Melén
Children’s Health Resources
• Children’s Health Collections (2010–2015): all research, news, and editorials related to exposures, outcomes, and methodologies on children’s environmental health.
• Children’s Health section (NIEHS): the institute’s efforts and research goals in children’s environmental health.
• NIEHS Children's Health Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR) provides laboratory and data analysis resources for researchers in children’s health exposures.
• NIEHS Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) will focus on environmental influences on health outcomes and will include more than 35 U.S. cohort studies.
• NIEHS/EPA Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers: research in all aspects of environmental exposures and outcomes in children.
• Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH, NIEHS) “a network of scientists, community members, educators, healthcare providers, public health officials, and policymakers who share the goal of increasing the impact of environmental public health research at the local, regional, and national level.”
• Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs): a network of physicians throughout 10 U.S. regions specializing in environmental conditions that influence reproductive and children’s health.
• President’s Task Force on the Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children (Executive Order 13045): intended to maintain government policies, standards, and programs to ensure the health and safety of children.
• Protecting Children’s Environmental Health (U.S. EPA): fact sheets, information on policy, health care, and related science, as well as various other web resources.
• U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Children’s Health Protection: regulation, research, and community programs that address environmental threats to children.
• WHO Collaborating Centres for Children's Environmental Health: research centers around the world, including information about targeted exposures, cohort studies, and publications.
• Children’s Environmental Health Institute (CEHI): an alliance of scientists, medical professionals, and advocates whose goal is “to identify, develop and promote solutions to improve children’s environmental health through scientific research, environmental education and public policy.”
• Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN): coordinates a variety of stakeholders around multidisciplinary research, education, policy, and public health awareness related to children’s health.
• Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE): an international partnership whose mission is to share scientific research, promote collaboration among constituencies, and facilitate actions to improve health.
• Healthy Schools Network: advocates for child-safe standards in school design, construction, siting, product purchasing, and potential exposures.
• International Society for Children’s Health and the Environment (ISCHE): mission is “to synthesize and translate the science of children’s environmental health to physicians, public health officials, policymakers and parents via position papers, technical reports and testimony.”
• National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF): promotes environmental education and training, with a particular focus on children and other vulnerable populations.
• SafeRoutes (National Center for Safe Routes to School): details on health and safety within the community as children walk to school: effects of income disparities, types of built environments, and infrastructure.
• Children at Risk: Gaps in State Lead Screening Policies (Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families)
• Children’s Environmental Health Research Roadmap (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
• Climate Change and the Health of Children (U.S. EPA)
• Creating Healthier Generations: A Look at the 10 Years of the Federal Safe Routes to School Program (National Center for Safe Routes to School)
• E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General (U.S. Public Health Service)
• Federal Research Action Plan on Recycled Tire Crumb Used on Playing Fields and Playgrounds: Status Report (U.S. EPA, CDC/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Consumer Product Safety Commission)
• How Will Climate Change Affect My Health? (U.S. EPA)
• Key Federal Programs to Reduce Childhood Lead (President’s Task Force on the Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children)
• Rebuild Healthy Homes: Guide to Post-disaster Restoration for a Safe and Healthy Home (Department of Housing and Urban Development)
• The State of the World’s Children 2016 (UNICEF)
Search Children’s Health
Events of Interest
9 February 2017 (webinar): Whole Community Disaster Planning: Inclusive Approaches to Recovery and Preparedness (U.S. EPA)
15 February 2017 (webinar): Protecting Children From Lead Exposures Through Water: Introducing the Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative (Children’s Environmental Health Network and Environmental Defense Fund)
8 March 2017 (webinar): Windows of Susceptibility (NIEHS Partnerships for Environmental Public Heath)
22 March 2017 (webinar): Immigrant Health (NIEHS Partnerships for Environmental Public Heath)
29 March 2017 (meeting): Children's Environmental Health Institute 9th Scientific Symposium: Emerging Science of Endocrine Disruptors and the Unborn Child. Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, Austin, TX.
5–7 April 2017 (meeting): 2017 Children's Environmental Health Translational Research Conference: New Challenges. Key Bridge Marriott, Arlington, VA.
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Since 1993 the News section of EHP has provided readers with objective, accurate information on timely environmental health topics. After years as one of the most popular features of EHP, and as our main tool for reaching a broader audience, we felt it was time the News had its own home on our website. We are now pleased to present our brand-new page devoted exclusively to EHP News! (more…)